Best Used Golf Irons 2024

Looking to pick up a set of premium irons at a discount price? Then these used models could be the answer

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Best Used Golf Irons

When it comes to a set of golf irons, they are arguably the clubs that are going to stay in your golf bag for the longest amount of time. Because of their longevity, a set of irons are usually the most expensive parts of the golf bag, with a set setting you back upwards of $1000.

In today's environment that is an awful lot of money to splash out, especially given that the rest of your golf bag doesn't come cheap either! However, there are a few ways of getting round the high cost, with one of the ways being to take a look at some of the best budget irons on the market.

Another way is to look at the second hand market on sites like eBay. Now, you may think that this isn't a good idea, but you can pick up some of the best golf irons that money can buy from reliable dealers and sellers that have their own shops on these kinds of websites.

Obviously, when it comes to purchasing clubs off eBay, you need to do some research, but here at Golf Monthly we have done some digging ourselves to find some cracking deals on excellent irons from years gone by. Along with irons, we also have a guide on the best used golf drivers, which features some of the best golf drivers from the last few years.

If you still are unsure on whether used golf clubs are the way to go, then it may be worth noting that many golfers are turning to the second hand market for equipment. That's according to Golfclubs4cash, Europe's biggest second-hand golf equipment retailer, who has reported year-on-year growth that has exceeded that of the 2020 pandemic boom.

In this video, Joel Tadman compares 2022's leading game-improvement irons

So, why not check out some of the best deals we have found on eBay, which include some of the most forgiving irons and some of the best distance irons that money can buy.

Best Used Irons US

Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Pro Iron | $689.99 at Maple Hill Golf

Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Pro Iron | $689.99 at Maple Hill Golf

Available in a number of different lies, flexes and shafts, the JPX923 Hot Metal Pro iron is now under $700. Mizuno make some of the best golf irons on the market and, with the Hot Metal Pro, you will get a lively distance iron that will appeal to more accomplished game improvers.

Read our full Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Pro Iron Review

Titleist T100 Irons | $543.11 at Impacting The Game

Titleist T100 Irons | $543.11 at Impacting The Game

Featuring in KBS Tour Extra Stiff Steel shafts, these T100 irons are designed for the quick swinger of a golf club, with the condition listed as 'good'. When it comes to look and feel, the T100 is just like a blade but plays like a cavity back.

Read our full 2021 Titleist T100 Iron Review

Wilson D9 Irons | $389.99 from Maple Hill Golf

Wilson D9 Irons | $389.99 from Maple Hill Golf

Wilson are known for making user-friendly clubs, with the D9 irons one of the most recognized on the market. Available in a number of different lies, lofts and shafts, there is a lot of club available for under $390. 

Callaway Apex 19 Irons | $425.51 at Impacting The Game

Callaway Apex 19 Irons | $425.51 at Impacting The Game

Released in 2019, these are still some of the best Callaway irons money can buy and, right now, you get them from 5i-AW in NS Pro 950 GH Stiff shafts. Listed in 'good condition', these irons are designed with exceptional feel and consistency in mind.

Cobra King Forged Tec X Iron | $994.99 at Global Golf

Cobra King Forged Tec X Iron | $994.99 at Global Golf

Although you may think these Forged Tec X irons are on the pricier side, you can grab them from 4i-PW in a stiff shaft and excellent condition. We rated these four-and-a-half stars out of five in our testing, with the irons aimed at the mid to high handicapper that wants to play a cool-looking iron that looks like it is aimed at a good player.

Read our full Cobra King Forged Tec X Iron Review

Srixon ZX5 Irons | $754.99 at Global Golf

Srixon ZX5 Irons | $754.99 at Global Golf

These are some of the best looking irons on the market, with the ZX5 designed to be a great option for those who want a mixture of forgiveness and sleek looks. Available from 4i-PW, they are listed in 'excellent condition', with Stiff Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 shafts.

Read our full Srixon ZX5 Iron Review

Best Used Irons UK

TaylorMade SIM Max Irons | £356.99 at Golf Clubs 4 Cash

TaylorMade SIM Max Irons | £356.99 at Golf Clubs 4 Cash

One of the best TaylorMade irons on the market, the SIM Max is designed to provide ample distance and forgiveness for the inconsistent ball striker. For under £360, you can grab it in 5i-PW, with Regular Flex Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 shafts. It is listed in 'good condition'.

Read our full TaylorMade SIM Max Irons Review

Wilson Launch Pad Iron | £370.99 at Affordable Golf

Wilson Launch Pad Iron | £370.99 at Affordable Golf

Featuring in 5i-GW, the Launch Pad iron is one of the most forgiving irons on the market and, for under £370, offers remarkable value. Listed in 'very good condition', we were particularly impressed with how easy the clubs were to launch and swing with speed.

Read our full Wilson Launch Pad Iron Review

Titleist T200 Iron | £699.99 at TV Golf Centre

Titleist T200 Iron | £699.99 at TV Golf Centre

Released in 2021, it's rare that you will see one of the best Titleist irons at this price point! Available in 5i-PW, it has Tensei Red Regular Graphite shafts and is listed in 'good condition'. Striking a balance between forgiveness and distance it will suit a wide range of players.

Read our full 2021 Titleist T200 Iron Review

Cobra LTDx Irons | £471.99 at Golf Clubs 4 Cash

Cobra LTDx Irons | £471.99 at Golf Clubs 4 Cash

The LTDx iron are a user friendly option for golfers that utilise a lot of the face area. Available at just over £470, they feature in 4i-GW and Regular Flex KBS Tour 90 shafts. They are listed in 'good condition'.

Read our full Cobra LTDx Iron Review

What to consider when buying used irons

When it comes to purchasing the best used golf irons there are a number of factors that need to be considered:

Seller
Firstly, is the seller reputable? You don't want to purchase a golf club that may be cheap, but sold by someone who has a low approval rating on the sites and therefore may not deliver promptly, if at all. In the case of some sellers on eBay there have been examples of counterfeit clubs being sold, so always buy through well-known retail shops on second hand channels that have very high feedback ratings. 

One last point is to make sure you do your research. As noted earlier, there may be a specific type of shaft or weight that you are looking for in your driver, so it's crucial that you check that what you are purchasing matches your requirements. You don't want the debacle of buying one of the best Mizuno irons or one of the best Titleist irons to find out the lofts or shaft is different to what you are used to. 

Condition
We've all been there. You spot a club that is hundreds of dollars cheaper than the original price and, when it's delivered, it is damaged beyond belief. That is why it's crucial you read up on the condition beforehand. Most sellers will list the condition of the club on the page, but you can always message them if you do have any problems or queries.

Specs
This may sound like an obvious one but, when researching, it's important you find out whether the specs of the iron or club are correct. Again, these should be listed on the sites, but be wary of the flex of the club, as well as the weight. You don't want the club to arrive to find out that the shaft is incorrect, or the head is a different model.

FAQs

Why would you purchase used clubs?

Used golf clubs are usually far cheaper than new models and offer a potentially huge saving. What's more, a company may have stopped producing a certain model, so used sites can be a great place to pick up these models that no longer exist if you having a special place in your heart for a very specific club. 

Where are the best places to buy used golf equipment?

Sites that are great for used equipment are eBay, as well as 2nd Swing Golf in the US and Golfclubs4cash or GolfBidder in the UK, which has recently partnered with American Golf to provide a trade-in solution. Many of these retailers also have their own shops on eBay too, so you buy this way with confidence. They are reliable sources for picking up used equipment that is still in good condition.

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Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x

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